Fermentation Guidelines for Homebrewing Beer

Fermentation Guidelines for Homebrewing Beer

The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Michael on the topic of homebrewing.  Learn more about him at the end of the post!

As the old saying goes, “Men don’t make beer. Men make wort. Yeast make beer.” Wort (pronounced vurt) is the boiled and hopped pre-beer liquid that requires the most human effort (you can read more about this in the 10-Step Brewing Guide). This is as far as an individual can go in actively “making” a beer. The next step is allowing fermentation to take control. Though less “hands on” than the brewing process, the fermentation stage is equally important in determining the final flavor of the finished product. Following the guidelines below will ensure that you help your yeast “make” the best homebrew possible…. 

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Getting Started with Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps

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Making soap is on my homesteader’s bucket list of the things I’d like to learn to do – and then do regularly – in order to provide for my family’s needs. While I’ve heard from many that making soap from scratch using lye and fat is simpler than it sounds, soap making is still one… 

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Our Four-Gallon Kombucha Brewing Setup

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I remember when we first started brewing kombucha at home. A few quart jars became a few half-gallon jars became nearly a dozen half-gallon jars. It gets out of hand quickly and all of those smaller jars can take up a great deal of horizontal space. But we love our kombucha – so much so… 

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Lacto-fermented Anaheim Peppers

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Anaheim peppers are a mild chile pepper popular for canning. Skip the water bath this year and do an easy fermentation instead!

A Closer Look: The Essential Oils Book

The Essential Oils Book

This practical guide shows how essential oils can greatly improve the quality of busy lives. Scent your home or office, create safe, fragrant home cleaning products, and make special mixtures suitable for children and the elderly.